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E55 Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products



Workshop: E55 Raw Materials in Biopharmaceuticals

Description: This workshop is intended to elicit discussion on the management of the relationship between suppliers and end users, supplier qualification, testing, the exchange of technical information, regulatory considerations and opportunities for standard activities related to raw materials, including single use technology. Topics include:

* Regulatory significance of standards
* Supplier qualification
* Supply chain transparency
* Sampling and inspection of predispensed materials
* Special considerations for single use technology
* Extraneous matter

Note: A detailed agenda will be provided as the date draws nearer.


Hotel Options and Rates:
The following hotels are closest to Vertex, rates vary depending on the dates but are comparable to other hotels in the area. Attached is a map of the hotels and their proximity to Vertex facilities:

Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
370 Congress St, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(617) 478-0840

InterContinental - Boston MA Hotel
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
(866) 493-6495

Seaport Boston Hotel
1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 385-4000

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer St, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(617) 532-4600


Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
50 Northern Avenue
Boston MA 02210

By Airport:

Logan International Airport is the closest airport. Taxi cabs from the airport are approximately $25.00. Attendees can also take the Silverline directly to Vertex.

By Silverline:

From Logan Airport, take the Silverline to Courthouse (for Vertex HQ) or Silverline Way (for Vertex Annex). A map showing both locations and the Silverline and Subway map are linked here (See PDF: Arrival via Silverline). For maps and fare information go to:; for schedule information go to: (See PDF: Boston Silverline and Subway Map)

Upon Arrival at Vertex:

Please arrive 10-20 minutes prior to the start of the meetings. Upon arrival at Vertex, you will need to present a government issued photo identification at the front desk. Once through security, you will be taken to the meeting room.


Attendees who decided to rent a car have many parking options around Vertex but should be aware that parking may cost an average of $40.00 per day.


There is a voluntary $25 Committee Activity Fee that can be paid during your online registration.



E55 celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the close of 2013. On Wednesday, May 21st there will be a group dinner with award presentations. More information about the dinner will be sent to the members and registrants soon. Guests accompanying attendees to Boston are welcome to attend dinner.



The dress code for ASTM International meetings is business casual. Please note that Boston gets rain during this season so you may want to plan accordingly if you walk from your hotel to the meeting.



Wifi will be provided during the meetings and is VPN compliant.


Any questions should be directed to:

Staff Manager:Christine DeJong
Phone: 610-832-9736
Administrative Assistant:Jill DiCicco
Phone: 610-832-9734

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